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Art Paris Art Fair 2016 - 143 Galleries Celebrating Art at Magnificent Grand Palais

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  • Art Paris Art Fair
February 22, 2016

One of the European most significant art fairs – Art Paris art fair – is about to be launched soon! Art Paris Art Fair presents an overview of art from the post-war period to the present day. The thematic sections focus on discovery in particular with this year’s Korea guest of honor project, personal exhibitions in the Solo Show section, emerging talents with the Promises section for young galleries and digital art with monumental projections on the façade of Grand Palais. This year’s edition brings together 143 galleries from 20 countries which includes for the first time Azerbaijan, Colombia and Iran. With 58 newcomers, the 2016 edition maintains the 48% of foreign galleries and 52% of French galleries.

Art Paris Art Fair 2015
Art Paris Art Fair 2015, (c) Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc

Art Paris Art Fair Exhibitors and Highlights

Art Paris Art Fair continues to attract leading international galleries such as Daniel Templon (Paris), Sundaram Tagore (New York, Hong Kong, Singapore) and Flowers (London, New York). The 2016 selection is particularly focused on exploring the different regions of Europe and its cities, each with their own individual identities such as Zurich, Munich and Milan. Their galleries have an artistic vision which reflects passion and commitment, like an antidote to the prevailing uniformization seen in so many art fairs. First-time participants include Bob Gysin (Zurich), Art Bartschi & Cie (Geneva), La Balsa Arte (Bogota), Silk Road (Tehran), Studio Visconti (Milan) with a comeback from Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art (Neuchatel). In terms of French participants, Art Paris Art Fair gives pride of place to regional galleries with three participants from Marseille (Galerie Didier Gouvernnec, Ogor and Béa-Ba & Najuma), two galleries from Bordeaux (DX and Xénon), and one each from Lille (Cédric Bacqueville), Lyon (Françoise Besson), Rennes (Oniris) and Strasburg (Galerie Jean-Pierre Ritsch Fisch). Newcomers from Paris include RX, Eric Dupont, MAGNIN-A and Françoise Paviot while Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique returns this year. Be sure to visit the booths of Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna), Gana Art Gallery (Seoul), Galerie Géraldine Banier (Paris), 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Hong Kong), and others, of course.

List of Exhibitors

10 Chancery Lane GalleryHong Kong
Galerie 111Paris
50 GolborneLondres
Galerie 8+4 - ParisSuresnes, Paris
A. GalerieParis
A2Z Art GalleryParis
AD GalerieMontpellier
L'Agence à ParisParis
Galerie ALB - Anouk Le BourdiecParis
Allegra Nomad GalleryBucarest
Galeria Miquel AlzuetaBarcelone
Analix ForeverGenève
Galerie l'antichambreChambéry
Archiraar GalleryBruxelles
Art Bärtschi & CieGenève
Art to Be GalleryLille
ART'LOFT, Lee-Bauwens GalleryBruxelles
Galerie Arts d'Australie • Stéphane JacobParis
Galerie Cédric BacquevilleLille
Helene Bailly GalleryParis
Bailly GalleryGenève
La Balsa ArteBogota, BO
Galerie Géraldine BanierParis
Galerie Béa-BaMarseille
Beautiful Asset Art ProjectBeijing
Galerie Claude BernardParis
Galerie Françoise BessonLyon
Galerie BinômeParis
Bogéna GalerieSaint-Paul-de-Vence
Rutger Brandt GalleryAmsterdam
Galerie Jean BrollyParis
Galerie du CentreParis
Galerie Pierre-Alain ChallierParis
Galerie CharlotParis
Galerie Cinema Anne-Dominique ToussaintParis
Galerie D.XBordeaux
Galerie Da-EndParis
De Primi Fine ArtLugano
Galerie Valerie DelaunayParis
Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art SANeuchâtel
Galerie Eric DupontParis
Espace LGenève
Galerie FaiderBruxelles
Galerie Les Filles du CalvaireParis
Galerie FleuryParis
Flowers GalleryLondres, New York
Galerie Bob GysinZurich
Galerie Pascal GabertParis
Gana ArtSéoul
Galerie Claire GastaudClermont-Ferrand
Gimpel & MüllerParis, Londres
Galerie Gourvennec OgorMarseille
Galerie HoffmannFriedberg
Galerie Thessa HeroldParis
Galerie Ernst HilgerVienne, Wien
Rebecca Hossack Art GalleryLondres, New York
Huberty & Breyne GalleryBruxelles, Paris
ifa galleryBrussels, Shanghai
Andrea Ingenito Contemporary ArtNaples, Milan
JanKossen ContemporaryBâle, New York
Kálmán Makláry Fine ArtsBudapest
Klein Sun GalleryNew York
Galerie KoralewskiParis
Galerie Pascal LansbergParis
Galerie La Forest DivonneParis
Galerie La LigneZurich
Galerie LahumièreParis
Galerie Fred LanzenbergBruxelles
Galerie Alexis LartigueParis
Galerie LazarewParis, Bruxelles
Baudoin LebonParis
Galerie Claude LemandParis
Eric Linard EditionLa Garde-Adhémar
Galerie Françoise LivinecParis, Huelgoat
Galerie Maria LundParis
Maëlle GalerieParis
Galerie MadéParis
Mario Mauroner Contemporary ArtVienne, Salzbourg
Mazel GalerieBruxelles
Galerie Lélia MordochParis, Miami
Galerie Pascaline MulliezParis
Galerie NajumaMarseille
Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglienParis
NH GaleriaCartagena de Indias
Galerie Nathalie ObadiaParis, Bruxelles
OTCA - Omer Tiroche Contemporary ArtLondon
ON/galleryBeijing, Hong Kong
Galerie Oniris - Florent PaumelleRennes
Paik Hae Young GallerySeoul
Galerie Paris-BeijingParis, Beijing
Christine Park GalleryLondres
Park Ryu Sook GallerySéoul
Galerie Françoise PaviotParis
Galerie Hervé PerdriolleParis
Galerie des petits carreauxParis, Saint-Briac
Photo12 GalerieParis, Santa Monica
Galerie Polad-HardouinParis
Primae Noctis Art GalleryLugano
Progettoarte elmMilan
Galerie Rabouan MoussionParis
J. P. Ritsch-Fisch GalerieStrasbourg
Galerie RXIvry-sur-Seine
Salamatina GalleryGarden City, New York
School Gallery / Olivier CastaingParis
Mimmo Scognamiglio ArtecontemporaneaMilan
Eduardo Secci ContemporaryFlorence, Pietrasanta
Sèvres - Cité de la céramiqueSèvres, Paris
Gallery ShillaDaegu
Silk Road GalleryTéhéran
Gallery SimonSéoul
Alexandre Skinas GalleryAthènes, Paris
Galerie Véronique SmaggheParis
Gallery SoSoPaju
Speerstra GalleryBursins
Sundaram Tagore GallerySingapour, New York, Hong Kong
Galerie TaménagaParis, Tokyo, Osaka
Galerie TanitBeyrouth, Munich
Galerie Daniel TemplonParis, Bruxelles
Galerie Andres ThalmannZurich
Galerie Patrice TriganoParis
Galerie TristanIssy-Les-Moulineaux
under construction galleryParis
UM GallerySéoul
Galerie ValloisParis
Galerie Francesco Vangelli De’ CresciParis
Galerie Pascal VanhoeckeCachan (Paris)
Sabine VazieuxParis
Galerie Michel VidalParis
Bernard Vidal – Nathalie Bertoux – art contemporainParis
Studio Giangaleazzo ViscontiMilan
Galerie WagnerLe Touquet Paris-Plage
Galerie Olivier WaltmanParis, Miami
White Space GalleryLondres
Wildproject GalleryLuxembourg
Galerie XenonBordeaux
Yay GalleryBakou

Korea Guest of Honor

Under the leadership of guest curator Sang-a Chun, the invitation of South Korea as guest of honor highlights the vast wealth of the art scene from the Land of Morning Calm. With close to 70 artists represented by galleries both from Korea (Seoul, Daegu and Paju-Si) and some 20 Western galleries, this project spans the emergence of very specific forms of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present day boom in creativity. The first generation of modernists is represented with artists such as Ungno Lee, a historic figure who produced an innovative body of work at the crossroads between Eastern and Western traditions, shown by Galerie Thessa Herold in a personal exhibition. Others include masters of Dansaekhwa, the mysterious Korean art of monochrome painting, such as Lee Ufan and Myeong-Ro Youn represented by Gana Art gallery. Also on show are some of the leading figures of the contemporary scene such as Moon-Pil Shim (Galerie Lahumière and Shilla Gallery), Lee Bae (Galerie RX), Kwang Young Chun (Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art) and BOOMOON (Flowers Gallery). As part of the celebrations of France-Korea year, exhibitions and installations of Korean art will be visible throughout the capital during Art Paris Art Fair. IBU Gallery, in collaboration with RX and Hakgojae galleries, present Standing Man by Chung Hyun, a series of monumental sculptures in the garden of the Palais Royal. The Cernuschi Museum is organizing an exhibition of contemporary Korean art from the 1980s onwards along with a number of new rising talents.

Art Paris Art Fair
Art Paris Art Fair during its 2015 edition

Solo Show, Promises and The ‘Springtime in Paris’ VIP Programme

Introduced in 2015, the Solo Show section includes some 20 personal exhibitions scattered throughout the fair. This is an opportunity to discover or re-discover the work of modern or contemporary artists such as Syria’s Fadi Yazigi at Tanit Gallery, France’s Damien Cabane at Galerie Eric Dupont, Ronald Ventura from the Philippines at Galerie Primae Noctis, or Belgium’s Antoine Roegiers at Art Bärtschi & Cie whose work is inspired by Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel. Female artists are given pride of place with personal exhibitions of work by Claudine Drai (Galerie 111), Jan Haworth (Galerie du Centre), Carmen Perrin (Galerie Bob Gysin), Katinka Limpe (Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire), Ruby Rumie (Galeria NH) and Song Hyun Sook (Galerie Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art).

Promises sector is dedicated to the promotion of young galleries and emerging talents. It includes 12 galleries that are less than five years old and have never taken part in the fair. The selection for 2016 is following: 50 Golborne (London) , ART’LOFT Lee-Bauwens Gallery (Brussels), Bildhalle (Zurich), Galerie Béa-Ba (Marseille), Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam), Espace L (Geneva), Galerie Gouvernnec Ogor (Marseille), Galerie Valérie Delaunay (Paris), Maëlle Galerie (Paris), Christine Park Gallery (London), under construction (Paris), Yay Gallery (Baku).

Designed for collectors and art professionals, the ‘Springtime in Paris’ VIP Programme aims to highlight the vibrancy of the Paris art scene and the new face of the French capital in the 21st century. A number of outstanding exhibitions are on during Art Paris Art Fair week including Daido Tokyo, Daido Moriyama at the Fondation Cartier, Pandora’s Box, another type of photography by Jan Dibbets at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and many others.

The Location of the Art Paris Art Fair Main Venue

Practical Information

Art Paris Art Fair 2016 will take place from March 31 until April 3, 2016 at the Grand Palais. In partnership with Vidélio, the fair presents a selection of monumental digital mapping projections on the façade of the Grand Palais every night for the duration of the fair. Preview (by invitation only) is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 6-10pm. More information on tickets you can find on the official website of the art fair.

Featured Images: Art Paris Art Fair 2015; Art Paris Art Fair during its 2015 edition. All images courtesy of Art Paris Art Fair.